From field to fork: Comparing local foods of Davis, Cape Cod

Are the local foods in Davis preferable to those of Cape Cod, Massachusetts? I’d draw a line down a sheet of paper. On the Davis side, I’d immediately list tomatoes, stone fruits and figs. On the Cape’s side I’d write steamer clams, lobsters and local fish that aren’t frozen. This comparison arises because each summer […]

How will you be remembered?

When you die, who will tell your story? In your absence, will your friends and family be able to tell the story of your life the way it was meant to be told? Unfortunately, that is a question you will never know the answer to. But what if you could take an active role in […]

What’s happening for youths

Today The Yolo County Library and city of Davis Child Care Services Office welcome children, families, child care providers and the community to the grand opening of the Davis Toy Library at 7 p.m. in the children’s section of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. The toy library will have developmentally appropriate toys for […]

Macaroni Kid comes to Davis

A free weekly e-newsletter and website that highlights fun things for kids and families to do has come to Yolo County. Woodland-Davis Macaroni Kid covers everything from classes and shows to cooking projects, arts and crafts and more. Woodland resident Kali Slusser serves as editor. “As a mom in Woodland and a previous resident of Davis, I know […]

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Making the streets safer for students

Safety tips If you do drive your child to school, follow these drop-off and pickup safety tips: 1. Don’t make your kids cross the street in a dangerous way just because it’s more convenient for you. 2. Drop children off on the school side of the street. 3. Never double-park and do not let your […]

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Enjoy an Evening on the Green at Plainfield Station

Soroptimist International of Woodland will host an Evening on the Green at Plainfield Station, County Roads 98 and 29, at 6 p.m. Saturday. Guests will enjoy barbecued tri-tip or chicken, beans, potato salad and a beverage while being entertained with classic rock and oldies by the band, Mr. Chitlin, on the shady outdoor back patio […]

Around the world with your local paper

Oh the places you’ve been! Italy, Indonesia, Alaska, the Jersey Shore, national parks, historical sites and even a “tropical Davisville staycation!” were among this year’s Enterprise on Vacation destinations.

And remember, it’s not too soon to start planning for next year’s contest. Pack up a paper when you go to San Francisco or Singapore, and be creative!

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Indian feast Oct. 15 to benefit CA House

Community members are invited to the CA House’s annual Indian dinner and silent auction on Saturday, Oct. 15, to benefit the student programs and activities of CA House and its multifaith living community. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Davis Community Church’s Fellowship Hall, 421 D St., and will feature an Indian […]

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Fall-prevention workshop set Oct. 19

The most effective way to reduce the risk of falling is to engage in a consistent exercise program. Anyone who is afraid of falling or concerned about a loved one who may fall is invited to the FallProof balance and mobility workshop planned at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Chapel at St. John’s […]

Aloha: UCD looks to nurture ties to Hawaii

This weekend, UC Davis administrators will be rooting for more than their underdog Aggies, who are in Hawaii to face the Rainbow Warriors on the football field for the first time. UCD officials also are hoping to strengthen ties between UCD and the University of Hawaii and reconnect with some 600 alumni scattered throughout the […]

Beer tasting boosts Willett PTA

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of fall beers from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit the Willett Elementary School PTA. The Willett PTA’s aims to build a community between the school’s teachers, parents and students and […]

Homecoming fun on tap for Friday

Davis High School students are channeling their inner Buzz and Woody as they prepare for Friday’s Homecoming fun. The theme for this year’s parade — which starts at 1 p.m. at Central Park — is “Pixar Perfect,” meaning parade observers can expect to see some of their favorite Pixar movies memorialized on class floats. Seniors […]

Castro honored with SHPE’s Young Investigators Award

Ricardo Castro of Davis has won the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Young Investigators Award. SHPE is a national organization based in the city of Industry that aims to advance Hispanics in STEM fields. This award is presented to a recipient whose accomplishments and extraordinary efforts consistently demonstrate a sincere commitment to the goals of […]

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Wineaux: Wining down those philosophy blues

I spend a lot of time interrogating (as we used to say in the literary theory circles I frequented in a previous incarnation) my slacker life. For a couple of years, Rebecca and I played around with the idea of writing a book on Slackerhood as a Spiritual and Political Practice, but, well, real slackers […]